My friends and I were visiting River Cottage for lunch and needed to find somewhere to stay overnight. After a bit of research, my friend came across Shepherds Knapp. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Greg who showed us to where we were staying. OMG, the photos online did not do the place justice, it was much more than we expected. Clean, well laid out self service cottage, with all the mod cons you could want (TV, DVD, portable electric two ring hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, dining table etc.) The bedrooms were well furnished, one double bed and two singles, with a sofa bed in the lounge and had clean fresh linen and towels already set out for us. Greg (owner) explained how everything worked and recommended we visit the Cobb during our stay, which we did.
We ordered the continental breakfast and were not disappointed, Nicky (owner) really pushed the boat on on this - were treated to fresh crusty bread, continentail meats, yogurt, jam/marmalade, butter, Danish pastries, huge fruit platter and proper coffee, delicious.
Just a couple of small things. There were four of us staying in the cottage, the first two had no problem with the shower, but me and my other friend found that the water temperature would change in a flash, one minute hot the next cold. Also, the welcome book mentioned a password for the Internet, but we had trouble picking up a signal for one for this property. However, these small issues, did not stop us from having a very enjoyable stay.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay whilst in the Axminster area, then look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Greg and Nicky would like to welcome you to our family run self catering accommodation, The Shepherds Knapp. We can be found on a quiet country lane just one minute off the main A35. In a beautiful location nestled within the Axe Valley only 5 minutes drive from The Jurassic coastline of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, and only a few minutes away from River Cottage HQ and Canteen, as well as Hix’s Oyster Restaurant overlooking the historic Cobb in Lyme Regis, made famous by the film "The French Lieutenant’s Woman." You will have the option of staying either within the main house or in our newly built spacious detached log built lodge, with all facilities you will need for a comfortable stay. All areas have heating to ensure your maximum comfort. The lodge has its own, private parking space for two vehicles for your use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shepherds Knapp Raymonds Hill, Devon, UK